On the margins of the 76 th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala stays in New York. As soon as he arrived in the political capital of the United States, on Sunday 19 September 2021, he exchanged with the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates in charge of African Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheik Sharboot Nahya, on issues of common interest to both countries.
United Nations Headquarters, New York, has been transformed into a world capital since September 14, 2021, and until September 27. It receives delegations from 193 Member States of the United Nations, for the General Assembly of this world organization.
All these States, having an equal vote, are gathered around the theme “Building on hope to build resilience to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, meet the needs of the planet, respect human rights and revitalize the United Nations.”
Through parallel meetings and intergovernmental conversations, the United Nations General Assembly offers Member States an opportunity to open paths for the future.
Thus, the Congolese Head of Diplomacy and the Minister of State for African Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates took the opportunity to continue their exchanges initiated during the visit of Christophe Lutundula to Dubai, end of last August.
It must be said that the 76 th session of the United Nations General Assembly will also examine specific or secondary issues on the agenda. These include the different aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, racism, intolerance, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict and other global challenges.
President-in-Office of the African Union, the Head of State of the Congo, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, is one of the Heads of State who will speak on the first day, this Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 14 hours from New-York (19 hours in Kinshasa).
The speech of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be his second in the series after his first appearance in September 2019.